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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Transe

Fortnight 2006, Feature film, 2h06

Synopsis

This is the story of Sonia, a young woman who abandons her family and herboy friend in Saint Petersburg and decides to leave without looking back. Sonia lives in the illusion of a new life, but she enters the hell of those to whom life has nothing to offer. She crosses Europe, from Russia to Portugal, and experiences all the misery and degradation of human trafficking and exploitation. This is the story of another Europe.

Director

Teresa Villaverde

Born in Lisbon in 1966, Teresa Villaverde is one of the leading directors of the young generation of Portuguese cinema of the 90s. Her first film, Idade Maior, received its world premiere at the International Forum of Young Cinema at the 1989 Berlin Film Festival and won prizes in other major festivals. Three years later, Maria de Medeiros won the Best Actress Prize at the Venice Film Festival for her performance in Tres Irmaos. The screening of Os Mutantes in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival brought her work greater international recognition. The film was a critical and commercial success in Portugal. Agua e sal, her next film, was shown at the Venice Film Festival. Since her last film, Villaverde has made a documentary, A Favor da claridade, and a short, Cold Wa(te)r, for the Visions of Europe project coordinated by Zentropa. Transe is her fifth film.

Ana Moreira
Iaia Forte
Robinson Stévenin
Vitor Rakov

Screenplay
Teresa Villaverde

Image
João Ribeiro

Sound
Murielle Damain, Vasco Pimentel

Editing
Andrée Davanture

Set decoration
Zé Branco

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